- East Water & South Warren Sts.
- Total Acreage: 0.109
- Type of Park: Downtown Park
- TNT Sector: Area 1
From the North: Interstate 81 southbound to the exit for Clinton St/Salina St, exit 19. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Salina St and merger onto N Salina St. Turn left onto E Water St (.4 mi). Hanover Square will be on the right (125 ft).
From the South: Interstate 81 northbound to the exit for Adams St/Harrison St, exit 18. Continue straight on Almond St. Turn left onto E Fayette St (.4 mi). Turn right onto S Warren St (.8 mi). Hanover Square will be on the right (.2 mi).
From the West: Interstate 690 eastbound to the W Genesee St exit. Keep right at the fork to continue towards W Genesee St. Turn left onto W Genesee St (.2 mi). Turn right onto N Salina St (.4 mi). Take 2nd left onto E Water St (265 ft). Hanover Square will be on the right (125ft).
From the East: Interstate 690 westbound to the exit for West St, exit 11. Merge onto S West St. Turn left onto E Fayette St (.3 mi). Turn left onto S Warren St (.6 mi). Hanover Square will be on the right (.2 mi).
Since 1880, Hanover Square has played a vital role in Syracuse's commercial development. Still a functional service area, Hanover Square's retail/commercial history resulted from its proximity to the bustling Erie canal. Banks and theatres lined the square, which was known as Veterans Park in 1900.
Hanover Square is a National Register Historic District and a Local Preservation District whose buildings represent over 100 years of architecture sited on less than one acre. The square itself has undergone many changes. Initially serving as a transportation nexus for railroads and trolleys, it is now a major setting for ceremonial and cultural gatherings in the heart of downtown Syracuse. Shade trees and annual plantings complement the water sculpture and provide an inviting spot to brown bag your lunch and listen to a variety of entertainment programs.